The soccer player Paris Saint Germain, Neymar Jr., it was announced on Tuesday (15) as Goodwill Ambassador of the non-governmental organization Handicap International. The announcement was made at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, with the participation of the UN General director, Michael Moller, and director of Handicap, Manuel Patrouillard. Information is the UN News.
Handicap International is a global NGO that works on behalf of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in poverty and exclusion and victims of conflict and disasters in countries around the world.
no event, Neymar said to be “one great happiness” participate in the initiative. “Of course, the practical [still] It will be conversed, but I am not only willing to give my image, I know what he can do, and help. The practical way we will start putting, [because] whatever it takes to do to help is always welcome.”
The star of the PSG even talked about an institution that remain in Brazil, Neymar Jr or Institute. (INJR), an educational and sports complex located in the Gloria Garden, in the city of Praia Grande (SP), where Neymar and his family lived for many years. The INJR serves children aged seven to 14 years and its mission is to contribute to the social and educational development of the local community, using educational practices, sports, cultural and health.
“[Or institute] It works in a neighborhood where I lived for a long time and now serves over 2,5 thousand children. are almost 10 thousand people in total we reach, joining the family. It is one of the most important things in my life. I always say that the biggest goal I've ever done was to create the institute. It is a great happiness for my family. Whenever I go to Brazil and the Institute, or spread me, what makes me happy is to get there and look at the child's face and see the smile she passes you. I think this is priceless.”
Now, beyond INJR, Neymar takes on a new mission as Goodwill Ambassador of the Handicap International Federation, which is based in Lyon, France, and has eight national associations in the US, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, raising funds to support programs 57 countries.